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5 Years Behind

by THICK

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1.
Always 5 years, always 5 years Always 5 years behind Everybody’s expectations That they have of my life Keep on swimming, keep on swimming Just to keep my head up My heart is heavy like my body I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed If I didn’t let time take control (of me) I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed If I didn’t let time take control (of me) Always 5 years, always 5 years Always 5 years behind Slowly veering off the path that they paved for my life Keep on pushing, keep on pushing Just to keep myself up My heart is heavy like my body I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed If I didn’t let time take control (of me) I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed If I didn’t let time take control (of me) I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed If I didn’t let time take control (of me) I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed If I didn’t let time take control (of me) I keep on trying (try to maintain control) I keep on trying (keep my feet on the ground) I keep on trying (try to break through this fall) I keep on trying (try not to let it all go) I keep on trying (try to maintain control) I keep on trying (keep my feet on the ground) I keep on trying (try to break through this fall) I keep on trying (try not to let it all go)
2.
I won’t say that you were right If you don’t say that we’ve got time All my life is passing by My friends all changed and So have I So have I Endless days and wasted nights Please don’t say that we’ve lost time All my life is passing by My friends all changed and So have I So have I So have I So have I I don’t care about your new job I don’t wanna hear about your paintings Tired of sleeping through the weekend I don’t wanna hear about your new friends I don’t care about your job (I don’t care about your job) I don’t care about your job (I don’t care) I don’t care about your job (I don’t care about your job) I don’t care about your job
3.
Never knew I’d be so tired Fighting for what I believe Try to take it all in stride Sometimes it just feels like Everything that I see, bumming me out Everything that I read, wearing me down Everyone that I see is freaking me out Everything that I read is wearing me down Straining hard to find the light Wishing you would take my side Prop me up in spite of pride Your wide awake but you can’t see Everything that I see, bumming me out Everything that I read, wearing me down Everyone that I see is freaking me out Everything that I read is wearing me down Everything that I see, bumming me out Everything that I read, wearing me down Anxiety gets the best of me but it won’t break me down Everything that I read is bumming me out
4.
00:48
Fake news! Fake news! Fake news! Fake news! You don’t talk to people you just stare at your phone The lights are on but nobody's home Your eyes are glued right to the screen Wait ‘til you see what’s on TV Fake news! Fake news! Fake news! Fake news! Hungry for apps to feed your brain Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling ‘til you go insane Get your facts from your social feed Wait ‘til you see what’s on TV Fake news! Fake news! Fake news! Fake news! Send nudes!
5.
02:57
Last weekend sucked, I went back home Narrow brains fill the heads of the people that I love the most I felt alone, you felt ashamed Way to scared to speak letters and vowels that sound out her name Last weekend sucked, I went back home Narrow brains fill the heads of the people that I love the most Who would have thought it’d happen this way Feelings like anger and love share no gender they all feel the same I wouldn’t have it any other way oooooo I wouldn’t have it any other way (When we fight it feels okay And I’ll still love you anyway) (And then you’ll turn and ask me to stay) I wouldn’t have it any other way I wouldn’t have it any other way I wouldn’t have it (When we fight it feels okay) I wouldn’t have it (And I’ll still love you anyway) I wouldn’t have it (And when we fight it feels okay) I wouldn’t have it (And I’ll still love you anyway)
6.
02:08
Thanks for explaining How to play guitar If it wasn’t for your help We wouldn’t get this far Thanks for explaining How to do my job All your suggestions Really helped a lot Mansplain to me Mansplain to me Thanks for explaining Gender politics All you men in office Really make me sick Please stop explaining Reproductive rights I know my body You don’t own my life Mansplain to me Mansplain to me Everything Mansplain to me
7.
03:12
I’ve been thinking ‘bout when we met With your guitar strapped to your back Where have you been? Where have you been? We spoke nonsense at the bar Still remember the shirt you wore Where have you been? Where have you been? In the end I’ll be asking you again In the end I’ll be asking you again In the end I’ll be asking you again In the end Where have you been? Where have you been? Where have you been? (I first saw you at Palisades then at Shea and DBA) Where have you been? (Then I tried to see your show, but I had practice and I couldn’t go) Where have you been? (All I know is I’m with you and it’s all right) Where have you been? (All I know is I’m with you) Ooooh oooh ohhh Ooooh oooh ohhh Ooooh oooh ohhh Ooooh oooh ohhh Where have you Been?
8.
I can’t find the words Nothing ever seems to come out right So we shed a tear And we keep going on with our lives I, I won’t back down I won’t be afraid I will scream out loud I can’t concentrate Too many thoughts run through my brain I can’t look away As if reading all the news would save them I, I won’t back down I won’t be afraid I will scream out loud Do you feel safe? Do you think your guns would save you? I just want to shout Knowing no change has come about I, I won’t back down I won’t be afraid I will scream out loud I, I won’t back down I won’t be afraid I will scream out loud I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I, I won’t back down) I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I won’t be afraid) I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I’ll scream out loud) I won’t back down, I won’t back down I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I, I won’t back down) I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I won’t be afraid) I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I’ll scream out loud) I won’t back down
9.
I, I don’t think That we can Be friends My stomach is falling All I know is Time goes by and everything will Change next time we see each other I, I don’t like Your habits It’s all a game I tried to accept them All I know is Time goes by and everything will Change next time we see each other Time goes by and everything will (I don’t think that we can, time goes by) Change next time we see each other (Back to the beginning, change next time) Time goes by and everything will (I don’t think that we can, time goes by) Change next time we see each other (Back to the beginning, change next time)
10.
01:24
Have a baby Have a career You’re always late Don’t be gay Your mother said to me Build your life have a family Your mother said to me Make more money You’re not a punk You’re not an artist You’re always drunk AHHHHH Your mother said to me Build your life have a family Your mother said to me Build your life have a family
11.
Just take your clothes off and party with me In the backyard of New York City Every day and night of the week Just take your clothes off and party with me Just take your clothes off and party with me In the backyard of New York City Every day and night of the week Just take your clothes off and party with me We’ll have a drink and take a walk And then we’ll go back and we’ll talk About the bullshit that we wish we knew But in the end we never do Just take your clothes off and party with me In the backyard of New York City Every day and night of the week Just take your clothes off and party with me We’ll have a drink and take a walk And then we’ll go back and we’ll talk About the bullshit that we wish we knew But in the end we never do Just take your clothes off and party with me In the backyard of New York City Every day and night of the week Just take your clothes off and party with me Chug your beer Take off your clothes And call your mom Just take your clothes off and party

credits

released March 6, 2020

Nikki Sisti: vox, guitar
Shari Page: vox, drums
Kate Black: vox, bass, synth, guitar (5 Years Behind, Bumming Me Out), piano (Won’t Back Down)

Joel Hamilton: Producer, Engineer, Mix Engineer, additional percussion and guitars
Francisco Botero: Engineer, Assistant Engineer
Michael Jinno: Assistant Engineer, additional engineering

Art Direction and design by THICK
Cover collage by Mike Duesenberg
Additional artwork by Jason Link
Cover photos by Devin Bristol Shaw, Rachel Cabitt
Back cover photo by Devon Bristol Shaw

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THICK Brooklyn, New York

Born from the DIY/all-ages scene in New York, THICK make music with the raw defiance of punk and addictive melodies of pop, punchy and catchy and wildly tongue-in-cheek. With their live show typically spawning a mosh pit described by Stereogum as “more like an aggressive hug,” the Brooklyn-based trio brings an unchecked intimacy while building a deep and unshakable solidarity with the audience. ... more

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